Historical Events In March - 13
Friday, 07 August 2020
1855 On this day in history percival "Percy" Lowell, US astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto)
1858 Maximilien Luce, French painter on this day in history.
1859 On March - 13 john Brown 1800-1859 brings first black slaves to Canada from the US via the Underground Railway; he is later made famous in a song, John Brown's Body, about a raid he made on Harper's Ferry, Virginia.
1859 On March - 13 ivo Bligh, cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83)
1860 The birth of Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer on this day in history.
1861 On March - 13 jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers
1862 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer on this day in history.
1865 US Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service on this day in history.
1865 On March - 13 jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers
1868 Senate begins President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial on this day in history.
1868 On this day in history senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson impeachment trial
1869 Arkansas legislature passes anti-Klan law on March - 13.
1872 On March - 13 oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist
1875 On March - 13 maria E G "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Caught Sultane)
1878 On this day in history oxford defeats Cambridge in their first golf match
1878 Oxford defeats Cambridge in their 1st golf match on March - 13.
1879 On this day in history adolf Anderssen, German world champ chess (1851..66), dies at 60
1881 On this day in history in Russia, Czar Alexander II is killed near the Winter Palace by a hand-bomb thrown by a member of the "People’s Will," a militant wing of the Narodniki movement, which advocated socialist reform in Russia and the elimination of the central government
1881 On this day in history balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer
1881 On this day in history alexander II, Tsar of Russia, assassinated at 62
1883 On this day in history enrico Toselli, composer
1884 Siege of Khartoum Sudan begins on March - 13.
1884 The birth of Sir Hugh Walpole, English novelist on March - 13.
1884 On this day in history uS adopts Standard Time
1884 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit) on this day in history.
1885 On March - 13 in Victoria British Columbia, the Legislature passes Chinese Restriction; bans entry of Chinese immigrants, later ruled unconstitutional
1886 Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist on March - 13.
1887 On March - 13 chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs
1887 On this day in history carlos Isamitt, composer
1888 On March - 13 great Blizzard of 1888 rages
1890 On this day in history michael Taube, composer
1890 Henry Wylde, composer, dies at 67 on March - 13.
1892 Alec Rowley, composer on this day in history.
1894 On this day in history j L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate